Tom Barry


Executive Team

Everyone is looking for instant success, but it doesn’t work that way. You build a successful life one day at a time.


Tom Barry

Fun Facts

Favorite place in the world:

On a fishing boat

Favorite music/band/singer:

My current playlist includes Public Enemy, The Grateful Dead, Black Sabbath and Ben Folds. Try to figure me out!

Favorite movie or book of all time:

Band of Brothers, Sopranos

One word that best describes me:


When I’m not working, you’ll catch me doing this:


    Year 2: Lessons Learned

    It has been just over one year since I officially took the role of Managing Partner. During this time, I have learned many lessons, faced many challenges and embraced even more opportunities. It has been the most professionally rewarding time of my career and a great year for Green Hasson Janks. As I reflect back, there are several key ingredients that I am thankful for. Embracing Change The first, and most obvious, is the team here at the Firm. From my fellow partners to the newest staff, […]

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      The Evolving Employee DNA

      Originally published in Small Business Magazine Today As the profession evolves, it is important to identify and understand an accounting firm’s evolving “DNA” or culture. How we hire, develop and nurture our talent is the foundation for a successful organization and thriving employees. The Future of AccountingAn accounting firm’s DNA had typically been based on a historical legacy, carried over from an era where the profession looked far different than today – and certainly not reflecting […]

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        #BeMore for the Holidays

        For many, the holidays are a time to convene with family and recharge our energy. We reflect on our gratitude for one another, and the clients we serve. And we gear up for inspiration to move into the year ahead, with a renewed commitment to one another. With this in mind, Green Hasson Janks has provided our people with a week off between Christmas and New Year’s Day for the last five years. Family is one of the core tenets of the Green Hasson Janks #BeMore philosophy, and we hope this […]

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          How the Los Angeles County Bar Association Strives to #BeMore

          The world is changing, with new technologies making it easier to connect than ever before, and thus easier to work 24/7 with people across the globe. But while these changes mean great things for business, they also mean traditional companies need to change their mindset to compete against more progressive business models for the limited talent pool available. The paradigm shift that is occurring, and must continue, is what inspired our #BeMore culture here at Green Hasson Janks. We realized […]

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            Rise Up To #BeMore

            I spend my life balancing (well, at least trying to balance) the responsibilities of being a father and husband, leading a firm and taking care of myself. I truly love it and am blessed to have all of the opportunities life has afforded. However, in this busy life I do sometimes find myself drowning. Between a full time sports schedule with the kids, the pressures of my job, and my constant struggle to be healthier, I sometimes find myself at a loss. How can I get it all done?!? What is my best […]

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              Thanksgiving: A Time for Reflection

              The Thanksgiving holiday is one of my favorite weeks of the year. My kid’s school is closed for the week and we have made a family tradition to visit their Grandmother in Arizona. There is no getting up for school, rushing to the office, driving to soccer etc. It is truly the one week of the year that we can slow down and enjoy each other with limited distractions from the world. It also gives me opportunity to reflect on the things I am thankful for. As I enter the next phase of my career as […]

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                “Busy Season?” Yes and No.

                I went on vacation in early April for a week. There, I said it. It had been a secret I had been carrying around the office for months. I even felt guilty about it. The few people I even mentioned it to looked at me with bewilderment. But that’s not where it ends. I had the gall to not work in the office a single weekend in February, March and April. Have I gone crazy? Am I looking to lose my job? NO!!! I just finally realized that for me to #BeMore I had to take greater control of my schedule […]

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                  “Work life balance” and “flex schedule” are two phrases that have been thrown around and overused in the accounting profession for years. In concept they are great. They provide opportunity for me to fit more things into my day. I can now work my 10+ hour day, take the kids to school, have a greater amount of family time, volunteer, coach, go to the gym, read a book, surf the internet, yadda, yadda yadda. This should make me happier and more productive, right? At least that is how it is often […]

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